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11305 Architecture Special Topics

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Architecture
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

Description

This subject requires students to demonstrate self-directed learning, in the pursuit of a project of their own choice or one offered by the program. Advice from an academic supervisor assists students to select, refine and complete their particular project. The subject is only available to students who are capable of undertaking independent study, and students intending to enrol must gain approval from a supervisor and the program director prior to enrolment.

The number, nature and timing of the assessment items is normally negotiated between the supervisor and the student, and administered via a learning contract. This flexible learning approach allows students to independently examine an area of special interest in detail, beyond a basic level of understanding. Projects may respond to special conditions in the program, faculty, community or contemporary architectural practice. The range of projects is limited only by the capacity of the program and the supervisor to provide appropriate support to the student and facilitate optimum study conditions.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. for students to gain experience and skills in formulating, defining and articulating an individual architecture special project
2. for students to gain experience and skills in project management and time management
3. for students to gain experience and skills in record keeping and documentation of the progress of a project
4. for students to gain experience and skills in teamwork, collaboration, and mediation
5. for students to gain experience and skills in leadership, delegation, co-ordination, and the organisation of self and peers
6. for students to gain experience and skill in self-directed learning, including the ability to reflect; critically on their own performance and consider how things could or should have been done differently.

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes to the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Constructively contribute to peer learning by communicating through various modes of oral, written and graphic communication (C.2)
  • Develop innovative approaches by challenging disciplinary conventions (I.1)
  • Respond to a comprehensive brief within the disciplinary context (P.3)
  • Employ critical thinking to evidence an awareness of past and contemporary disciplinary thinking (R.3)

Teaching and learning strategies

To be negotiated between supervising lecturer and student.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Preliminary Submission

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

.3, C.2, I.1, P.3 and R.3

Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 35%

Assessment task 2: Major Submission

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

.3, C.2, I.1, P.3 and R.3

Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 65%